The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server 2008 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SQL Server 2008 over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Rank 26 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 3.98% 0.55% 1.35%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 11.86% 5.00% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
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£505 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.42% +26.92%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-34.42% +1.66%
SQL Server 2008
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
59 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 33.52% 10.99% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 13 25
Average daily rate £456 £350 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.35% -20.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £444 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +8.33%

SQL Server 2008
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server 2008 Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

SQL Server 2008
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SQL Server 2008 across the Halifax region.

SQL Server 2008 Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

SQL Server 2008
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008.

1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 8 (72.73%) ETL
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (63.64%) Relational Database
3 7 (63.64%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
3 7 (63.64%) MS Access
3 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (63.64%) Business Objects
3 7 (63.64%) VBA
4 5 (45.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 5 (45.45%) Xcelsius
4 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Banking
7 2 (18.18%) Retail
7 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 2 (18.18%) MVC
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (18.18%) .NET
7 2 (18.18%) Oracle
7 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
7 2 (18.18%) XML
7 2 (18.18%) C#
8 1 (9.09%) HTML
8 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
8 1 (9.09%) VB
8 1 (9.09%) IIS

SQL Server 2008
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing SQL Server 2008 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server 2008. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Kerberos
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (72.73%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (63.64%) MS Access
3 7 (63.64%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (63.64%) Relational Database
4 5 (45.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 5 (45.45%) Xcelsius
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
1 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 2 (18.18%) Retail
4 1 (9.09%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Business Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Developer
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
2 2 (18.18%) MI Developer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) ETL Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Excel Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Excel Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Lead Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
1 2 (18.18%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XSD
2 1 (9.09%) XSLT
2 1 (9.09%) WCF
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) Classic ASP
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ETL
2 7 (63.64%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (45.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (18.18%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) UML
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) SQL
2 7 (63.64%) VBA
3 2 (18.18%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VB
4 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 1 (9.09%) C
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Business Objects
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft